DIY Coconut and Tea Tree Oil Miracle Deodorant - Healing Ointment

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DIY Coconut and Tea Tree Oil Miracle Deodorant - Healing Ointment Instructions
DIY Coconut and Tea Tree Oil Miracle Deodorant - Healing Ointment Instructions

As most of you know antiperspirants use aluminum to block your pores (increasing your chance of Alzheimer's), as well as some other toxic chemicals that are not in our favor. The rise in breast cancer surely has some environmental reasons. So while I am not ruling out other reasons, one contributing factor has been found in shaving the underarms and antiperspirants. 

"Frequency and earlier onset of antiperspirant/deodorant usage with underarm shaving were associated with an earlier age of breast cancer diagnosis."

My Breast Cancer Scare!

Microcalcifications on Mammogram
Microcalcifications on Mammogram
After my first mammogram they found I had a dense mass/cluster of micro-calcifications, which indicates the likelihood of breast cancer.  From there I had to undergo ultrasound and they watched me closely for about 3 years, with frequent mammograms/ultrasounds. I immediately dropped my antiperspirant, and replaced it with "natural" deodorants, such as Tom's of Maine.

That was a fail. I had to carry it with me at all times, as not only did I sweat a lot more, but I would have stinky underarm odor every few hours. Ugh! It was so embarrassing to not use antiperspirant. I hated going places.

The good news was the microcalcifications seem to be breaking up and going away. :) 

Anyhow, being unhappy with my deodorant, I decided to make my own. I had read what many people had tried and their pros and cons. The "DIY Coconut and Tea Tree Oil Miracle Deodorant" I made worked more efficiently than any antiperspirant I had ever used for controlling odor. I will not make you any false promises about it never leaving behind those pesky yellow underarm stains on your clothing, but they do seem to be less than before. And much to my surprise, thus far, I have not had any "oil" stains left behind from it. I have used it successfully for quite some time now.

 Emboldened, I decided to try it on some other problem areas too.

Coconut and Tea Tree Oil Miracle Deodorant - Healing Ointment
Coconut and Tea Tree Oil Miracle Deodorant -
Healing Ointment







DIY Coconut and Tea Tree Oil Miracle Deodorant - Healing Ointment Recipe 

Coconut and Tea Tree Oil Miracle Deodorant - Healing Ointment Ingredients
Coconut and Tea Tree Oil Miracle Deodorant -
Healing Ointment Ingredients
***Trader Joe's Organic Coconut Oil not only smells like coconut, but it also is much oilier than LouAna's coconut oil (which also has no scent). So depending on what oil you use on how much baking soda and cornstarch. You want the consistency to be like shortening when it cools to around 72 degrees overnight. 


  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, organic preferably
  • 10 drops of Tea Tree Essential Oil (or another antimicrobial essential oil)
  • 1/4 - 1/3 cup baking soda
  • 1/4 - 1/3 cup cornstarch (GMO free if possible) or arrowroot powder
  • Beeswax, OPTIONAL (I have not used this, but if you feel that you need a different consistency for coverage and staying power, this is what I would recommend.)


  1. Melt the coconut oil over low heat. 
  2. Remove and add tea tree oil. 
  3. Stir in baking soda and cornstarch until well blended. 
  4. Pour into clean jar. You can store it on the counter top, but if your house is very hot and the oil is staying too liquefied, you can store it in the refrigerator. You can add more drops of essential oil if needed. It varies from person to person on what they need and what they can tolerate without skin irritation. :)  (Also, if you razor burn and/or nick your underarms at all...this may sting, otherwise it does not cause me any issue.)

I literally just scoop it out with my clean hands and apply to my underarms, under my breasts, my feet, and my private region. My bras no longer stink like body odor and my socks and shoes never stink either.

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9 intriguing comments

  1. How well does this recipe work for lichen slerosus? has progression stopped? any visible signs?

    1. I cannot make any promises for others, as it seems so often what works for one, does not work well for another.
      Yes, this has stopped all the issues for me. Of course I also take probiotics daily too and if LS starts up, I eat a clean diet (no refined carbs, only low glycemic carbs) and between doing that and using this, it helps. The Trader Joe's organic coconut oil tends to not work as well for me as some other brands (and I love Trader Joe's). I also cannot use cornstarch anymore, so I have been trying the arrowroot powder instead. Hope this helps! :)

  2. I'm a fan of Lavilin. Aluminum-free and paraben-free!

  3. Thanks for the recipe! I made this and it smells divine! Although it kind of clumps on my skin. Did I do something wrong, or is this normal?

  4. I have made my own deodorant before, but the recipe I use doesn’t have beeswax and does use baking soda. I’m definitely pinning this one to give it a try. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  5. On earth clinic. Com people are saying essiac tea is curing LS and ozonated olive oil is unfusing. I've had Ls for 15 years now I guess .. To long .. I am going to try these things and see what happens. Research essiac tea its an old Native American recipe. I'll be 50 next year and have been having flares in the past year maybe it's hormones but it just been pretty bad .

  6. The beeswax helps for coconut oil to stay more solidfied when in warmer temp or spaces.

  7. Just made this, and it smells like a little bit of heaven. A slight, but temporary burn-y sensation on my armpits when first applied. I hope this works as well for me as for other people. Thank you for this recipe!

  8. I had burning the first time I made it. I made some adjustments and did not have the issue anymore. Of course, if you have just freshly shaved, it can cause burning too. I no longer use cornstarch in mine, only arrowroot powder. The last peppermint essential oil I picked up does not seem to be killing bacteria as well as the peppermint essential oil before it, so I will try a better brand that my medicine woman up in the mountains recommends. I had quit using tea tree, because my children did not like the scent in their deodorant. Just throwing out some ideas and updates.


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